Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

In the Bible as we look at the account of Jesus' crucifixion, we read:

Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do...

It is understood that Jesus was speaking about those who were crucifying Him 2000 years ago. That Jesus was looking on the created who were killing their Creator, the very Son of God. But what strikes me, and humbles me, is that I (and you) are just as much to blame as they were. Jesus died for our sin, because of our wickedness, it is our lawlessness that nailed Jesus to the cross. And just as much as He was speaking to the people in front of Him, I believe He was also looking across time - looking at us, and in His death (the way in which He made it possible) He said "forgive them, for they know not what they do".

1 comment:

  1. I think so, too. It's only when we understand the personal nature of our transgressions against Him, that we can even begin to comprehend His love and what He's provided for us in salvation.

    Repent and trust in Him alone!


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